June 30, 2018 Subject:
Television in the 1950s was so fun. It was a time of innocence. It was never over-produced like the crap shown on TV today.
March 11, 2016 Subject:
Please could I use this?
Hi Dwight, would it be possible to use this in my film? It's a non-commercial student documentary about the 1950's, would only be posted online (and possibly submitted to festivals but there would be no commercial value to that either) and I would of course credit you for the use of it.
August 25, 2009 Subject:
Great piano accompanist
The pianist is none other than a young Bob Trendler, who became the band leader on Bozo's Circus many years later. Trendler was musical director for WGN at the time. As a child, I heard him perform live on the piano numerous times, but I didn't realize until watching this Miss Television 1950 Contest how fluent he actually was on that instrument.
March 25, 2009 Subject:
Miss New Orleans
Miss New Orleans is my aunt. We always new she was a dancer but we had know idea this footage was out there. This is really amazing!
January 11, 2009 Subject:
"And We Can Get It On Our Set"
I had to laugh at the opening of the show with Karl Rove sitting there with his stogy in one hand and a TV Guide in the other. In reality the joke is on me. After February 17 I won't get anything on my set. And I am not getting cable.
It seems like there is a Dumont following on this site which is cool. I was four when the network folded and I don't remember it. But I grew up with a Dumont television set. I big, blond-wood box with four legs and rotating UHF slider behind the VHF turn knob. You could go blind watching that thing!
January 10, 2009 Subject:
Miss Television 1950 Contest naively charming
No fancy sets, lightings, or big studio set up, but this program had a simple charm and was fun to watch. Eddie Adams was so cute and talented.
I love the DuMont Television Network, they are even better than The WB Television Network.
ALL HAIL PRINCE VEGETA!!
September 21, 2008 Subject:
Some 1950 beauties
An interesting show from the early days of US television & it shows, people walking behind curtains etc. - but that just adds to the charm.
Some good lookin' girls who like to sing, but the Betty Page look alike from New Orleans (10 mins in) is HOT - worth the download just for her. :)
September 20, 2008 Subject:
I Didn't Upload This
Wow! Tasteful, Classy, Smart but with some weirdness as well, this is DuMont at their best. Here are some interesting things about this broadcast:
1. It was produced by DuMont affiliate WGN-TV to the entire nation. Back in the 50's, quite a few national DuMont programs were made by them.
2. It was broadcast live, and recorded primitively by Kinescope or "Teletranscription" as DuMont called it (NBC called it "Kinephoto").
3. Contestant Edith Adams later became known as Edie Adams and was wife of Ernie Kovacs. She is stil alive as of September 2008, and was among the first TV archivists. She was the one who discovered the tragic fate of the DuMont Network archive.
4. It's a DuMont Broadcast for damns sake!
So sit back, relax and enjoy a mix of sexy 50's ladies and great singing.
September 19, 2008 Subject:
Wow! What a find!